Are you familiar with Ted Lasso? He is the charming & witty football coach from Kansas on Apple TV+. This show has received over 20 Emmy nominations for a freshman series & won 11! It’s a great show and we’re loving it!
Jason Sudeikis, Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, plays Ted, an American football coach from Kansas, who is hired to coach an English Premier League soccer team — AFC Richmond. The problem…Ted knows nothing about soccer. The good thing is…he does know how to coach a team and a real plus is that he makes some delicious biscuits!
In England, biscuits are similar to cookies in the United States. They’re like a shortbread cookie. Ted, who is trying to get in good graces with the professional soccer team’s new owner, Rebecca, cheerfully delivers biscuits to her every morning. He delivers them directly to her, at her office, in a lovely pink box. Surprised at the gesture, Rebecca tries them and to her delight, she finds the biscuits to be extremely addictive. She starts craving them, wants more, and would like to know where he gets them because she would like to purchase them for herself. Ted insists that he will continue to bring them to her. As time passes, Rebecca discovers the real secret…Ted’s biscuits are homemade, everyday, in his very own kitchen!
Recently, “Ted,” & his fellow stars from the show appeared on the TODAY show & AppleTV gave out his recipe!!! I was so excited to find the official recipe online. So, the next day, I baked some. The original recipe follows, & I’ve added my minor adjustments in parentheses.
The recipe is easy! It’s a great treat & what a fun story to share! In my best English accent… “Do try them!”
Ted Lasso’s Biscuits
Recipe from the Today show & Apple TV – with my additions in parentheses
Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoons coarse salt 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
Preparation 1. Preheat oven to 300 F. (I baked mine at 350 F) 2. Sift flour and salt, mix into a bowl, and set aside. 3. Mix butter on high speed until fluffy (3 to 5 minutes). Gradually add sugar slowly, continuing to mix until pale and fluffy. Add flour all at once and mix until combined. (I added 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract.)
4. Butter a square pan. (I used a favorite spray, Professional Bak-klene ZT & a 8” x 10” x 2” Wilton pan)
5. Pat and roll shortbread into pan, no more than 1/2-inch thick. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. (I flattened the dough & chilled it in plastic wrap for approximately 1 hour, as I do normally for shortbread cookies & then added it to the buttered pan to 1/2” thickness. I wanted to chill the dough but not the pan… just a thought.)
6. Cut into squares. (After patting the chilled dough into the pan, I cut it into rectangles & sprinkled some coarse Kosher salt on top of the dough.)
7. Bake until golden and make sure the middle is firm, approximate bake time 45 to 60 minutes. (I used a toothpick to check for doneness & my biscuits took approximately 25-30 minutes.)
8. Cool completely.
We couldn’t wait & enjoyed a few hot out of the oven but chilled the rest to share! Had a request from Bob… “Make these again!” Enjoy!
What a talented Comedian and Pianist! Victor Borge was born January 3, 1909 (A Belated Happy Birthday Sir!)! He had an amazing life that was lived to the fullest right up until the end on December 23, 2000 where he passed while sleeping peacefully after a performance in Denmark!
Initially a concert musician, Victor Borge soon developed a style that combined comedy with classical music. In 1940 he immigrated to the U.S., where he achieved fame appearing in various venues, including radio, films, concert halls, Broadway and TV. Though he performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras, his pianistic talent was often overshadowed by his humor.
Be sure to check out more detailed information on Victor Borge‘s wonderful life at Wikipedia! A talent that will be missed for times to come! Be sure to share Victor Borge‘s talents with your children and grandchildren!
As I told you before…
We had an amazing time in New York City for our Adventure Days!
I’ve got some more pictures to share: 😉
Jackson with is giant FAO Schwarz bag outside of the Apple Store!
Riding the escalator at Trump Plaza! Jackson loves escalators!
What to eat? What to eat? So many yummy choices at Trump!
Jackson’s favorite was the carrot cake of course! LOL!
Looking for fish in the Trump fountain! “No fish Gamma!”
The top of the Trump Plaza Christmas Tree! (2nd Floor)
More beautiful New York City decorations!
We saw Waverly Place!!! I was so excited! Wizards of Waverly Place is one of my Favs!!!
Jackson thought this was the best artwork at the New Museum! Watch the dogs carefully! It wasn’t easy getting the video at night, but it is really cool! I wonder how many people actually notice these beautiful dogs!
If you know the story of Eloise at the Plaza by Kay Thompson (I used to teach Pre-K remember) then you definitely want to visit The Plaza Hotel! It was filled with Eloise things and even an entire Eloise store! Loved it! The pic of the Eloise books will take you to the Barnes and Noble site if you would like to check out more about Eloise.
Jackson and the Eloise at the Plaza sign!
I saved the best for last! One of my absolute favorite things from our Adventure Days in New York City was visiting The Plaza Hotel and seeing….SANTA!!!
Santa wasn’t too busy, so he actually called Jackson over to him so they could talk! I loved it and Jackson was just thrilled! He felt so special to have Santa say he wanted to talk with him personally! Wow! Then Santa put us right in front of a group of 5 older girls so he could get his picture with Jackson 1st…the girls thought it was adorable and were very understanding! It’s so nice to be in a world with such wonderful people!
I think someone was a little pooped after 2 wonderful days in New York City!
He was so excited to tell everyone about his Adventure Days in New York City! He told lots of people about Santa and also his Burnt Rabbit Fur story too! (Don’t know the story? Check it out here!) That may be one he remembers for the rest of his life! LOL!
If you’re planning on visiting New York City this Christmas…then definitely check out our posts about Our Adventure Days in New York City!